Friday Prayer

My parents live in North Carolina, in the southeastern United States.  My dad inspects hog waste lagoons for the state of NC.  A lagoon is an open depository for hog waste slurry to manage and treat the waste from a large concentration of animals.  Since Hurrican Florence, the count of dead hogs (including sows with… Read More

Wednesday Prayer

God of many names We lift up those facing the ravages of storms that go by many names Present storms and storms that have passed, leaving stark reminders of just how small  and vulnerable we are The fear is real The loss is real The trauma is real Bring peace and restoration to every person,… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: Called to Decolonize (Genesis 12:1-9)

Later this month will mark the one year anniversary of Hurricane Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico as its 3.3 million residents still reeled from the impact of the often forgotten Hurricane Irma which hit the island just two weeks before. As I type these words, I whisper the name Raúl Pagán, my father’s cousin—que en… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: Animals of the Flood

I remember where I was 16 years ago today when I learned what began happening at 8:46 a.m. in the United States. And I remember where I was the next few days: watching the news coverage in disbelief, trying to make sense of the never-before experienced. Now, Hurricane Irma has been having the same effect… Read More

Thursday Prayer: In the Path of a Hurricane

God in pain and grief- We pray for those in the path of a hurricane- those who are in fear those who are near death those who cannot write their way out those who are already preparing to for the aftermath. Be with them. Strengthen them. Make miracles abound. Be present. Be close. Be tangible.… Read More